Crime

Charlotte man sentenced to prison for assaulting deputy U.S. marshals

Reginald Lashawn Lockhart
Reginald Lashawn Lockhart Mecklenburg County jail

A Charlotte man was sentenced last week to three years and eight months in federal prison for hitting and injuring two deputy U.S. marshals in September.

Reginald Lashawn Lockhart, 31, had just been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a firearms violation when he attacked the marshals as they escorted him from the courtroom, U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose said.

Chief U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney ordered Lockhart to serve the new sentence after he completes the 15-year sentence.

Court records show Lockhart also previously threatened and attacked other deputy marshals and a Mecklenburg County detention officer. He threatened to assault guards as late as last week, prosecutors said during his sentencing hearing.

Lockhart also pleaded guilty in April to assaulting an officer.

Joe Marusak

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